Online Genealogical Resources by Sarah Livingston
There are so many web sites on any topic that it can be confusing. Add in the idea of looking for ancestors, known or unknown, and it can become a very frustrating experience. The world of online genealogy has exploded in the past ten years, but many of the best web sites out there have been around for a while. Here’s a list of some of the more popular web sites to get you started.
Objective: to familiarize yourself with 10 popular genealogical websites
Middleburgh Library Historical and Genealogical Resources by Steve Lamont
An excellent source for historical or genealogical research is the historical room of the Middleburgh Public Library. Frances Spencer was the first librarian in the late 1930s and an avid historian and genealogist. The history room, a monument to her, contains hundreds of family histories, and vital, census, church, cemetery, and obituary records available for genealogical research. In addition it holds thousands of cards in the Master Name and Obituary files; valuable colonial and Schoharie County material; scrapbooks, maps, filed newspapers, and the Middleburgh News on microfilm; and the Russell Begh collection of photos and negatives. The collection of 1000-plus items is bar-coded and on the Mohawk Valley Library System catalog. There is no professional genealogist on staff, but part-time helpers guide patrons with their searches.
Objective: to familiarize yourself with the Middleburgh Library
Directory of Formats in Family Tree Maker by Teena Mayham Schroeder
This is a directory of formats in a popular genealogy application as appliled to the Mayham family.
Objective: to familiarize yourself with Family Tree Maker formats
Examples of Genealogical Links
Gertrude Bessie Schermerhorn by Norman R. Brown
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